Francofile understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, francofile.blog and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a way that is consistent with our obligations and your rights under the law.
In this policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
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Our site is owned and operated by Marilyn Jamieson, an auto-entrepreneur (profession liberale) registered in France. Our details are as follows:
Personal data is defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) as “any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier“.
Personal data is, in simpler terms, any information about you that enables you to be identified. Personal data covers obvious information such as your name and contact details, but it also covers less obvious information such as identification numbers, precise electronic location data, and other online identifiers.
Under the GDPR, you have the following rights, which we will always work to uphold:
For more information about our use of your personal data or exercising your rights as outlined above, please use the contact page to contact us.
Depending upon your use of our site, we may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data.
Under the GDPR, we must always have a lawful basis for using personal data. This may be because the data is necessary for our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our use of your personal data, or because it is in our legitimate business interests to use it. Your personal data may be used for one of the following purposes.
With your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, which may include contacting you by email AND/OR message service, with information, news,and offers on our or relevant products services.
You will not be sent any unlawful marketing or spam. We will always work to fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, and you will always have the opportunity to opt-out.
We don’t use any automated systems to process your data, such as we have it.
We will not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Your personal data will therefore be kept while you are a client or customer of ours and/or while you are on our email list.
You can contact us to be removed as a client or customer and from our email lists too. Or in the case of email lists you can simply unsubscribe. Unsubscribers are deleted from our database periodically.
We may store or transfer some or all of your personal data to “third countries” – particularly the United States – which are are/is part of the European Economic Area (the “EEA” consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein). “Third countries” may not have data protection laws that are as strong as those in the UK and/or the EEA. This means that we will take additional steps in order to ensure that your personal data is treated just as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and/or EEA and under the GDPR as follows.
Where we transfer your data to a third party based in the US, this may be protected if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield. This requires that third party to provide data protection to standards similar to those in Europe. More information is available from the European Commission.
Please use the contact page to contact us for further information about the particular data protection mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data to a third country.
We may sometimes contract with the following third parties to supply certain services. These may include payment processing, delivery, and marketing. In some cases, those third parties may require access to some or all of your personal data that we hold.
The companies are:
If any of your personal data is required by a third party, as described above, we rely on them to ensure that your personal data is handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, and the third party’s obligations under the law. We are not responsible for any third party data breaches that make take place as we do not control their systems.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
In addition to your rights under the GDPR, when you submit personal data via our site, you may be given options to restrict our use of your personal data. In particular, we aim to give you strong controls on our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in our emails.
You may access certain areas of our site without providing any personal data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on our site you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
If you want to know what personal data we have about you, you can ask us for details of that personal data and for a copy of it (where any such personal data is held). This is known as a subject access request.
All subject access requests should be made in writing (i.e via email) and sent to us via email using our contact page.
There is not normally any charge for a subject access request. If your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive” (for example, if you make repetitive requests) a fee may be charged to cover our administrative costs in responding.
We will respond to your subject access request within 14 days and, in any case, not more than one month of receiving it. Normally, we aim to provide a complete response, including a copy of your personal data within that time. In some cases, however, particularly if your request is more complex, more time may be required up to a maximum of three months from the date we receive your request. You will be kept fully informed of our progress.
Please bear in mind we can only provide data that we hold, if any. Your data may be held by third party systems that we use but in this case it is held by them and not by us. We can inform you of the third parties are (see above), but we cannot be responsible for their treatment of your data, because they are service providers and ultimately we do not control their systems.
In our case this means you may be served with a Facebook retargeting pixel or a Google retargeting pixel. These are the ones that enable you see ads for items you’ve recently been looking at.
By using our site you may also receive certain third-party cookies on your computer or device. Third-party cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than us.
To contact us about anything to do with your personal data and data protection, including to make a subject access request, please contact E Jamieson using the contact page.
We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time. This may be necessary, for example, if the law changes, or if we change our business in a way that affects personal data protection.